Florida, Clint Curtis trounced a well-funded and well known opponent in a
landslide election. The final results showed Curtis winning 61-39 percent in
another race where the netroots and grassroots made the difference. For almost
two years, VelvetRevolution.us, a coalition of over 140 orgs reaching millions
of people, has been reporting on Curtis' election reform work and Curtis has
become a darling of citizens who want change.
By choosing Curtis, the voters in Florida Congressional District 24 have
demonstrated that they want clean government and clean elections. The next step
for them will be to tell the incumbent Tom Feeney that they are not going to
take corruption as usual anymore.
Feeney has been named by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington as
the third most corrupt member of Congress.
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/feeney.php Since that list was released
last October, several other members on that list, including Tom Delay, Bob Ney,
Bill Frist, Conrad Burns and Duke Cunningham have been imprisoned, subject to
federal investigation or under indictment.
Feeney has very close ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and documents
show that he has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from Abramoff and
numerous improper trips. Feeney has unashamedly refused to return the tainted
Abramoff money or apologize to the American people for his corrupt behavior.
classified information and selling protected weapons technology, ordering a vote
counting software program that would rig the vote for Republicans, and illegal
Curtis' campaign is demanding that Feeney take an independent polygraph test
regarding these accusations. If Feeney refuses, Curtis will ask what he is
hiding and demand that he vacate his Congressional seat.
VR is demanding a full federal investigation into the corrupt conduct of Tom
Feeney and federal disclosure of his corrupt ties with Abramoff. The voters of
Florida 24 have a right to know, prior to November, what Abramoff has been
telling the FBI about his relationship with Feeney and the money he paid to